Blade86 (1020) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, big, moderately long-lasting brown foam, cherries, chocolate, alcohol, some coffee, medium+ sweetness, medium- bitterness, full body, very creamy feel, soft carbonation, long semi dry finish,
Overall: Great in every way, incredible mouthfeel, very well hidden alcohol
-- rated with beerbasher
Xenocyd (1) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAY 21, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap @ ZUP on 20.05.2015. Pours nicely, with brown head.
Dark brown, almost black, clear.
Aroma first chocolate, and roasted malts. After that some chilli and vanilla flavors.
Taste makes clear that it was aged in rum casks - lightly sweet, smooth, much vanilla flavor, some warming alco.
Overall a very good imperial stout, definitely worth trying if you can get it.
Holmen2 (2190) - NORWAY - MAY 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From cask at Cardinal with HDI 20.05.15. Black. Dense brown head. Strong aroma of vanilla and bitter, dark chocolate. Fantastic, and similar, taste and aftertaste. Some bitterness and alcohol. A hint of chili.
tandembrauer (803) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours black with small beige-brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, alcohol, rum; prominent chili - only slightly hot, but a lot of Chili aroma. Taste sweet, with a well balanced bitterness. Some alcohol warmth.
gunnar (6909) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Cardinal. Pours almost clear black with a tiny tanned head. Aroma of strong roasted malts, soy sauce, lovely hard malts. Taste is light sweet, faqt overpowered by roasted malts, some liquorice towards the lingering end. Vanilla showcase, very good.
mzaar (2281) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska (tack NordicV). ABV 14,0 %. Kolsvart med ett litet beigt skum. Dofter av mörk rom, kaffe, trä, vanilj och karamell. Smakinslag av mörk rom, rostad malt, mörk choklad, lakrits och kaffe, toppat med en distinkt och mycket njutbar chillihetta. Bränner till i eftersmaken parat med sälta. Stor kropp. Oljig munkänsla.
Beersiveknown (4408) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
keg at craft beer co covent garden 1/5/15
rich, thick, vanilla, fruity, coffee, chocolate, touch of cinamon, ginger. superb, like a boozy mexican hot chocolate.
Sigmund (5987) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Pitch black colour, low tan head. Aroma first of fusel alcohols, then molasses, rum oak cask, vanilla, coconut, chocolate and roast malts. Rich and warming mouthfeel. Outstanding flavour, medium sweet and roasty, no sign of fusel, otherwise all the delicious notes from the aroma are repeated and strengthened here. Nice chili heat in the finish. Perfect!
ElManana (1296) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought at Geers. Oily black with little brown foam. Nose is heavy chocolate, cocoa, some chiliheaf. Very thick mouthfeel. Subtle chiliheaf, chocolate, malts. Nice.
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks to mike12da. Serious coffee and chocolate nose, rum, some light chile peppers, and fumes. Thick dark brown. Chocolate, very rich with hints of vanilla, chiles enter in mid palate, and the finish is a bit rough (though satisfying) with the chiles tickling the tongue and throat. Medium-heavy body. Creat blending of all flavors. They got the chile/burn level just right on this one.